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Cajun Chicken Mac and Cheese

Serves

8 people

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, seasoned and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked al dente and drained

  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups whole milk, warmed

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated

  • 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly grated

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Parsley, chopped (for garnish)

  • 3 garlic cloves minced

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    Instructions
    1. Pound out chicken briefly between saran wrap. Season both sides of the chicken with Cajun seasoning. 
    2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes, flip and repeat. Remove from heat. 
    3. Slice chicken and cover to keep warm and set aside. 
    4. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter & add garlic. 
    5. Add the flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes (or until the mixture turns light brown).
    6. Remove from heat and gradually pour in the warm milk, whisking constantly. 
    7. Return the pan to the heat, whisk another 3-5 minutes, or until thickened. 
    8. Add the Cajun seasoning and stir to combine. 
    9. Add the cheeses, stirring to melt. 
    10. Pour the sauce over the top of the cooked elbow macaroni. Stir to combine.
    11. Add diced tomatoes and stir to combine. 
    12. Top with the sliced chicken breast 
    13. Season with salt and pepper, and top with chopped parsley.
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